Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center today announced plans to build
a new surgery center to replace its current operating rooms.
The $31.5 million project will be jointly funded by Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center and local philanthropy.
The state-of-the-art surgical facility will include four fully
digital operating rooms that can accommodate various types of procedures and specialties.
In addition, a cystoscopy procedure room, a 10-bay post-anesthesia care unit, a
dedicated waiting area for families, and consultation rooms for physicians and
family members will enhance the care provided at Lexington Medical Center.
“Our current operating rooms were built almost 40 years ago, so
this new facility is greatly needed to ensure that we will be able to meet the
future needs of our community and provide an even better experience for our patients
and families,” said Bill James, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical
Center. “This new surgery center will be built separate from our current
surgical services area, so we will be able to continue surgeries while the new
facility is under construction.”
new surgical facility will be located adjacent to the outpatient surgery center
entrance on Emergency Drive. The preliminary site work involves removing the
parking lot in this area and upgrading the hospital’s central energy plant to
support the entire facility. The existing road around the hospital will also be
reworked to maintain traffic flow.
Once the new surgery center is completed, the four existing
operating rooms will be converted to procedure rooms.
on the 26,500 square-foot facility is expected to begin this summer. Lexington
Medical Center is working with Rodgers Builders of Charlotte and Little
Diversified Architectural Consulting, also of Charlotte. Both companies have
extensive knowledge and experience with hospital design and construction.
official groundbreaking is planned for summer. Details of the capital campaign
will be announced at that time.